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Kate Middleton hair: The Duchess of Cambridge has honey blonde highlights for autumn

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Lucy Partington
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Kate Middleton's honey blonde hair

Honey blonde highlights are this autumn’s biggest hair colour trend - and it looks like the Duchess of Cambridge is ahead of curve.

September is the month that’s traditionally seen has a time for us all to hit refresh.

It’s the month that signals the start of a new term at school, and even though it’s been a long time since we actually went back after the summer holidays (unless you’re a teacher or work in a school, obviously), it’s still a fairly significant month for the majority of us.

Whether it’s committing to #ScrollFreeSeptember, transitioning your make-up from summer to autumn or switching up your skincare routine, it’s generally seen as a month of change.

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September also marks the unofficial start of autumn, which in turn could prompt a change of hair colour – and it seems like Kate Middleton got the memo and has done just that.

But instead of going a few shades darker like the majority of people would at this time of year, it looks like the Duchess has gone against the grain by choosing to go lighter with the addition of some extremely on-trend warm honey highlights.

She debuted the look earlier today as she was photographed with her family ahead of Princess Charlotte’s first day at school.

The morning sunshine bounced beautifully off her signature blow-dried hair, making it look impossibly shiny and glossy – something that’s not always easy to achieve and maintain in honey-toned, blonde hair.

If – like us – you’re not lucky enough to have a personal hair stylist on hand to help you achieve that covetable mirror-like shine, there are a multitude of at-home hair glosses available that are designed to be used between washes or invest in a shine spray that can be used after styling.

The best products to get shiny, glossy hair at home

  • Bumble and bumble Color Gloss

    Formulated for use in coloured hair, this clear gloss will add high impact shine and brighten highlights, lowlights and all-over colour while neutralising any brassy tones. The results last for up to three washes.

    Bumble and bumble Color Gloss

  • Ghd Final Shine Spray

    To be used as the last step in your hair routine, this lightweight hybrid fixing and shine spray controls flyaways and static for a sleek, glossy finish. 

    ghd Final Shine Spray

  • Josh Wood Shade Shot Gloss

    Icy-Blonde-Shade-Shot-Gloss

    Available in four shades (champagne blonde, smoky brunette, icy blonde and chestnut brunette) these glosses are infused with semi-permanent dye that condition as they colour, helping to refresh and hydrate coloured and natural hair. Results last up to six washes. 

    Josh Wood Shade Shot Gloss

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Lucy Partington

Lucy Partington is Stylist’s beauty editor. She’s obsessed with all things skincare, collecting eyeshadow palettes that she’ll probably never use, and is constantly on the hunt for the ultimate glowy foundation.

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